Man dies after drinking Kachasu

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A 57-year-old man has died after drinking locally brewed beer called Kachasu without taking food.

The deceased Macford Matemba is reported to have drunk Kachasu at Manyenga village in Nkhotakota and he was later found dead at a house.

MalawiConfirming the incident to Malawi24, Nkhunga Police Spokesperson Ignatius Esau in Nkhotakota district said Matemba was taken to hospital where post-mortem revealed that death was due to low sugar.

Esau has since appealed to community members to desist from drinking beer without food in their stomach.

Kachasu is one of the local beers with highest alcohol percentage.

Matemba was from Chimbudzi village, Traditional Authority (TA) Wimbe in Kasungu district.

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  1. olembanununso tamalemban zomveka musatiyipitsile chakumwa chathu kachaso siipha munthu ine ndimamwa tsiku lililonse bwanji asakundipha mfufuzen ameney mwina njala ndiyomwe yamudabula osat kachaso dele mulekeletu osadzalembans zimenez mukapitiliza ndikausumilan kukhoti

  2. nde kut kachasu ndiwabwinotu? nanga munthu kumalira nd 57yrs that’s mean akhala akumwa mowa 4 long tym pamene timasprit ta ma factory munthu umafa short tym

  3. Its called Ombike here in Namibia. A kind of local, home- distilled Grappa. Most of the time the alcohol content I.e. percentage is not known and it can be deadly!!

  4. ine kachasu ndimamwa daily am strong, ameneyo wafa ndi vuto lake not kachasu, kachasu sapha mufufuze there is no poison in that beer

  5. Kachasu mmene Akomelamu Ndemukuti Wapita Nditchaso Ndakayika Ndithu, Chilipo Chomwe Chinamuchitikila Osatikachaso

  6. Kkkkkkkkkk koma Malawi akanapezeka munthu akanaligula pangongole dzikoli basi mpaka pamenepo hhhhhhhhhhhhkkkkkkkkkkwwwwwwwwwwmmmmmmmmmmlllllllllllll

  7. In water there z bacteria, in kachasu there z wisdom,….anthu akafa ndi njala osamanamizila the swt drink #kachasu de legendary drink

  8. hey!! dont blame my cultural beer(kachasu), time for this old man to come out of the world came when he was at drinking joint,NOTE:kachasu doesnt kill

  9. Kkkkkk kuukondesesa mowa mpaka kusowa time yakudya shame kachaso brewers kumaphikila nsima ma customer look now you have loose good customer not good

  10. Kachasu is not brewed but distilled and as such is a very strong spirit to drink if unsaturated and on an empty stomach.in most of the times,cheap things are not very pleasant things in life,as we grief the death of our friend,let it be a learning point.RIP.

  11. Mmm ndisaname kuno kwathu Ku Malawi, anthu achikulire taluza nawo mmmm…whats wrong with old people in this country? I never got it.

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